Stock Exchange release April 3, 2006 09:31:22 AM CET

Metso to deliver a tissue making line to Lila Kagit, Turkey

 
 
Metso Paper will supply a complete state-of-the-art tissue machine line to a Turkish tissue manufacturer Lila Kagit in Corlu, about 100 km west of Istanbul. The machine start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2007. The contract also includes an option for a second tissue line. The value of the order is not disclosed.
 
The order contains the Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine including among other things, stock preparation equipment, process ventilation, controls, electrical equipment, basic engineering services, erection, start-up and training services.
The market value of these types of tissue production lines ranges from EUR 20 million to 30 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.
 
The capacity of the line using virgin fiber will be 195 tonnes per day of tissue paper for facial, toilet, napkin and towel products. This capacity will be Turkey's largest on a single tissue machine.
 
Lila Kagit belongs to the Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat San.ve TiC. A.S. Group. The company was established in 1980 and is now one of the leading producers of yarn and dyed yarn.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
www.metso.com
 
For further information, please contact:
Marco Marcheggiani, President, Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line,
tel. +1 404 229 7575 or +46 705 171 511
 
Jan Erikson, Vice President Sales, Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line,
tel. +46 54 17 14 90 or +46 70 517 14 90